Brass Workshop

Brass Workshop
Learning to play and to teach brass instruments; survey of instructional materials.
 Hours1.0 Credit, 0.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesMUSIC 196 & MUSIC 198
 ProgramsContaining MUSIC 373
Course Outcomes

Performance Skills

Students will demonstrate fundamental performance skills and technique on trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba including: correct embouchure, proper hand positions and slide manipulation, ability to breath properly without disturbing the mouthpiece position, appropriate tonguing (sustained and detached sound, double and triple tonguing).

Teaching Skills

Students will effectively sequence and demonstrate appropriate strategies for instructing fundamental performance skillsand technique on trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba.

Instrument/Performance Mechanics

Students will demonstrate understanding of: the simple physics of the overtone series and how it applies to brass instruments; the basics of mouthpiece construction and how it affects performance; three different ways to produce vibrato on brass instruments; various transpositions needed by an orchestral brass player; mutes and what effect they have on performance and intonation.

Awareness of Pedagogy

Students will demonstrate: a basic knowledge of the history of brass instruments; how electronic accompaniments can be used as a teaching tool; an awareness of graded brass literature; recognition of the most commonly played brass solos.